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Diabolic Revelation
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Diabolic Revelation
Magic 2013

Reviewed July 18, 2012

Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 3.40
Limited: 2.90
Multiplayer: 2.65

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Diabolic Revelation
 
Superficially, Diabolic Revelation looks like it'll be received as a "too" card, not to be confused with the Rule of Two. That is, too slow, too expensive, too easy to compare to similar cheaper cards from other sets. On the other hand, given enough mana, it basically lets you use one card to say "Look, now I have my entire five-card combo," which is definitely not nothing. (Cabal Coffers, anyone?) It may also suggest that there are things in upcoming sets that are downright dangerous if you can search them out for less than six mana, so keep your eyes open.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Paul

Welcome back readers todays card of the day is Diabolic Revelation an interesting and powerful tutor. In standard with some of the new tools available mono black decks may be making resurgence and this card combined with Liliana of The Dark Realms could be a potent force and herald the end of the game. Outside of this application I don’t foresee this card seeing much play in standard. In modern you have access to tron lands so you could potentially use this as another finisher along with its power in mono black. In legacy and vintage this card is pretty slow and there exists better options although Cabal Coffers is a card it could see some fringe play. In casual and multiplayer this is nuts especially in commander providing an amazing scaling tutor that can also be combined with classic mono black cards, Cabal Coffers(yes it is that good), Mutilate and Damnation providing a nice base for a mono black control deck. In limited its decent but requires a lot of mana and a commitment to black. Tutoring is always a powerful strategy but this is mana intensive so it has potential either way. Overall a card I think will help mono black make a resurgence and a powerful casual and commander card.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 3.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Diabolic Revelation which is an X and five mana Black spell that allows you to search for X cards from your library and add them to your hand.  This is a bit too expensive to be very useful in most Constructed formats and other options exist to search for a key card that wouldn't cost six mana.  Where this is most useful is in Commander to put together a complete combo of single cards in one move, which can easily win the game.  In that regard this is very playable card, but other formats have minimal need for it as other tutors exist or even an X and loss of life effect should be more effective.
 
In Limited this is not a bad rare as it can search out bombs or a situational card that will either win the game or drastically improve your position, but the cost likely prevents the target or targets from being played that turn.  It isn't worth running Black if this is your top card and is better as support in a deck that is already strong that has another opening at the top of the mana curve.  Drafting this first in Booster is a difficult choice as by itself it doesn't do much, so it depends more on your play style and interest in thinning the deck if even slightly for the cost.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

      Welcome back to Pojo.com’s card of the day section. Today we are looking at Diabolic Revelation from M13. Diabolic Revelation is a rare black sorcery that costs X, three generic, and two black mana. Diabolic Revelation lets you then search your library for X cards and put them into your hand, then shuffle your library.
      I want to love this card, I really do. You don’t have to reveal what you search for like some of the Tutors, but at six mana for one card and so on up for more, I just cannot truly love the Diabolic Revelation. Perhaps if you are running some form of mana ramp it is a great way to get what you need, but it just seems too slow for any serious contention.
 
Limited: 3/5
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Multiplayer: 1/5


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